Living Inspired Podcasts

Thursday 17th of July 2014
This week on Living Inspired, I'll be talking about my book, Balanced: Finding Center as a Work-at-Home Mom, and making a very important announcement about the future of Living Inspired.
Thursday 10th of July 2014
This week on Living Inspired, please welcome Leslie Ludy, author of Set Apart Motherhood, and Vicki Courtney, author of Five Conversations You Must Have with Your Daughter
Thursday 3rd of July 2014
This week on Living Inspired, please welcome Cathy LaGrow, author of The Waiting, along with her co-author, Cindy Coloma.
Thursday 19th of June 2014
This week on Living Inspired, please welcome Jamie Janosz, author of When Others Shuddered and Tracy Leininger Craven, author of Alone Yet Not Alone.
Monday 16th of June 2014
Thursday 12th of June 2014
This week on Living Inspired, please welcome The Thrifty Couple (Alex and Cassie Michael), and Suzie Eller, author of The Mended Heart.
Thursday 5th of June 2014
This week on Living Inspired, please welcome Christie Erwin, author of The Middle Mom: How to Grow Your Heart by Giving it Away...a foster mom's journey.
Thursday 29th of May 2014
This week on Living Inspired, please welcome Ora Jay and Irene Eash, authors of Plain Faith, (with Tricia Goyer). I'll also be sharing about my latest novel, The Kissing Bridge.
Thursday 22nd of May 2014
This week on Living Inspired, please welcome Allison Bottke, author of Setting Boundaries for Women, and Brock Eastman, spokesperson for the Odyssey Adventure Club.
Thursday 15th of May 2014
This week on Living Inspired, please welcome Susan May Warren, author of It Had to Be You, and Sharon C. Jenkins, author of Authorpreneurship: Build a Successful Business as an Author.
Thursday 8th of May 2014
Thursday 1st of May 2014
This week on Living Inspired, please welcome Mary DeMuth, author of The Wall Around Your Heart, and Holley Gerth, author of You're Going to Be Okay.
Thursday 24th of April 2014
This week on Living Inspired, please welcome Pam Farrel, author of Red Hot Romance Tips for Women, and Fawn Weaver, author of Happy Wives Club.
Wednesday 9th of April 2014
This week on Living Inspired, please welcome Irene Garcia, author of Rich in Love: When God Rescues Messy People, and her husband, Domingo Garcia.
This week on Living Inspired, please welcome Karol Ladd, author of Positive Leadership Principles for Women, and Arlene Pellicane, author of 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife.
Thursday 3rd of April 2014
This week on Living Inspired, please welcome Vivian Mabuni, author of Warrior in Pink and Amy Ford, author of A Bump in Life.
Monday 24th of March 2014
This week on Living Inspired, please welcome Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller and Vannetta Chapman, my co-authors of An Amish Garden.
Thursday 20th of March 2014
This week on Living Inspired, please welcome Martha Bolton and Melanie Shankle, author of The Antelope in the Living Room.
Thursday 13th of March 2014
This week on Living Inspired, please welcome Lisa Troyer and Dawn Yoder, authors of Real Women Leading.
Tuesday 4th of March 2014
This week on Living Inspired, please welcome Nicole O'Dell of Choose Now Ministries and Robin Lee Hatcher, author of A Promise Kept.
Tuesday 25th of February 2014
This week on Living Inspired, please welcome Brenda Spahn, author of Miss Brenda and the Loveladies: A Heartwarming True Story of Grace, God, and Gumption (Waterbrook, 2014).
Thursday 20th of February 2014
This week on Living Inspired, please welcome Reneé Stearns, author of He Walks Among Us: Encounters with Christ in a Broken World (Tyndale, 2013) and Paul McCusker, author of C.S. Lewis at War (Tyndale, 2013).
Thursday 13th of February 2014
This week on Living Inspired, please welcome Dabney Hedegard, author of When God Intervenes (Tyndale, 2013) and Paul Angone, author of 101 Secrets for your Twenties (Moody, 2013).
Thursday 6th of February 2014
This week on Living Inspired, please welcome Shawn Hoffman, author of Samson: A Savior Will Rise (Thomas Nelson Brilliance Audio, 2013).
Wednesday 29th of January 2014
This week on Living Inspired, please welcome Dr. Rhona Epstein, author of Food Triggers: End Your Cravings, Eat Well and Live Better (Worthy, 2013) and Jennie Allen, author of Restless (Thomas Nelson, 2013).
Thursday 23rd of January 2014
This week on Living Inspired, please welcome Jennifer Smith, author of Wife After God (Createspace, 2013) and Lynn H. Cohick, author of Philippians (The Story of God Bible Commentary) (Zondervan, 2013).
Thursday 9th of January 2014
This week on Living Inspired, please welcome the author of The Listening Heart (Regal, 2013), Judy Gordon Morrow and author of Blush: A Mennonite Girl Meets a Glittering World (Herald Press, 2013) Shirley Hershey Showalter.
Thursday 26th of December 2013
Thursday 19th of December 2013
This week on Living Inspired, please welcome the author of The One Year My Princess Devotions (Tyndale, 2013), Karen Whiting and author of Madre Minutes, Barbara Collins.
Thursday 5th of December 2013
This week on Living Inspired, please welcome the author of The Big Story: How the Bible Makes Sense out of Life (Moody Publishers, 2013), Justin Buzzard and author of Every Waking Moment, (Tyndale, 2013) Chris Fabry.
This week on Living Inspired, please welcome the author of Becoming Myself: Embracing God’s Dream of You (David C. Cook, 2013), Stasi Eldredge and author of Dear Mr. Knightley (Thomas Nelson, 2013) Katherine Reay.
Thursday 28th of November 2013
This week on Living Inspired, please welcome authors of new book Knowing God by Name (Multnomah Books, 2013), Gwen Smith and Mary Southerland and author of Appointments With Heaven (Tyndale, 2013) author Dr. Reggie Anderson.
Thursday 21st of November 2013
Thursday 14th of November 2013
This week on Living Inspired, please welcome best-selling author and speaker Liz Curtis Higgs.
Thursday 7th of November 2013
This week on Living Inspired, please welcome best-selling authors Brock and Bodie Thoene.
Thursday 31st of October 2013
This week on Living Inspired, please welcome speaker, songwriter, and mother, Robin Donica Wolaver author of The Song of Annie Moses (Guideposts, 2013).
Thursday 24th of October 2013
This week on Living Inspired, please welcome Susan Merrill author of the book The Passionate Mom (Thomas Nelson, 2013) and Rod Olson author of The Legacy Builder (David C. Cook, 2013).
Thursday 17th of October 2013
This week on Living Inspired, please welcome Peyton Jones, author of book Church Zero (David C. Cook, 2013) and Ginger Ciminello, author of book Forget the Corsage (Westbow Press, 2013).
Thursday 10th of October 2013
This week on Living Inspired, please welcome mommy-blogger and author of new book, Women Living Well, Courtney Joseph.
Thursday 3rd of October 2013
This week on Living Inspired please welcome guest host Justin Blaney, author of the popular Isfits series and guest YA author Jon S. Lewis.
Thursday 26th of September 2013
This week on Living Inspired we have an encorce show with Jim Rubart and Shannon Ethridge
Thursday 19th of September 2013
This week on Living Inspired, we'll be chatting with inspirational author Lisa Troyer about her book A Place to Belong (Barbour Publishing, 2011), and Amish fiction author Elizabeth Byler Younts on the upcoming Promise to Return (Howard Books, 2013).
Thursday 12th of September 2013
This week on Living Inspired, we will be chatting with two inspirational authors— Brenda Garrison author of Love No Matter What (Thomas Nelson, 2013) and Marion Stroud author of It's Just You and Me, Lord (Discovery House Publishers, 2012).
Thursday 5th of September 2013
This week's show we will be chatting with four authors from The Quilt of Love series, Carolyn Zane Beyond the Storm (Abingdon Press, 2012), Bonnie Calhoun Pieces of the Heart (Abingdon Press, 2013), Angie Bridenbach A Healing Heart (Abingdon Press, 2013), and Sandra Moore A Heartbeat Away (Abingdon Press, 2013).
Thursday 29th of August 2013
This week's show we will be chatting with Dr. Larry Crabb about his book Inside Out (NavPress) and Sarah Sundin author of new book On Distant Shores (Revell, 2013).
Thursday 22nd of August 2013
This week's show we will be chatting with Gary Thomas the bestselling author and international speaker whose ministry brings people closer to Christ and closer to others about his new book The Sacred Search (David C Cook, 2013).
Thursday 15th of August 2013
This week's show we have the talented Lisa T. Bergren on to chat about her new book, Upside Down Prayers (Waterbrook Press, 2013) and Ted Cunningham will be chatting about his book, Trophy Child (David C Cook, 2012).
Thursday 8th of August 2013
I am excited about this week's show. Kim De Blecourt, Julia DesCarpentire and Jeff Gerke join me for the full hour as we talk about adoption—both international and domestic. Foster care and "special needs"!
Thursday 1st of August 2013
This week on Living Inspired I'm excited to be bringing you four phenomenal guests! Mother Dolores, the nun who kissed Elvis and Alexandra Kuykendall.
Thursday 25th of July 2013
This week on Living Inspired I'm excited to be bringing you four phenomenal guests! Susan Milligan and Shea Wood, Melody Carlson, Barbara Cameron, and Cynthia Ruchti.
Thursday 4th of July 2013
This week on Living Inspired I'm thrilled to be chatting with Charlene Quint Kalebic author of Angels of Ebermannstadt (Deep River Books, 2012). This week we will also have a special encore show from Babbie Mason.
Thursday 27th of June 2013
This week on Living Inspired I'll be chatting with mom, wife, and business owner Lisa Leonard and Guy and Amber Lia from Storehouse Media Group. Making jewelry since high school, Lisa Leonard, decided to get serious after her first son was born. She wanted to start a small business that would enable her to quit her job and stay home with her boys. Thus Lisa Leonard Designs was born. Guy and Amber Lia started Storehouse Media Group as a Los Angeles based production company dedicated to developing, producing and marketing Family & Faith Friendly Entertainment across multiple platforms.
Thursday 20th of June 2013
This week on Living Inspired I'm excited to be chatting brides, writing, and the Wild West with the collaborating authors of the new book, A Bride for Every Season (Thomas Nelson, 2013).
Thursday 13th of June 2013
This week on Living Inspired, we'll be chatting with author Miralee Ferrell and marriage blogger Darlene Schacht. Miralee Ferrell writes books with a suspense thread as well as romance, and three of her previous books have a higher degree of action with a decided Old West slant. Her newest book, Blowing on Dandelions (David C. Cook, 2013) is book one in a three book series. Darlene Schact is an award winning and New York Times best-selling author who is nothing without the grace of God. Her ebook The Good Wife's Guide (Time Warped Ministries, 2012) offers reasons for achieving a well-managed home backed by scripture and gleaned from experience. As well it provides readers with detailed cleaning and organizing schedules for practical application.
Thursday 6th of June 2013
This week on Living Inspired I'm excited to be chatting with Karen Whiting and Bo Stern. Karen Whiting, a freelance writer and author of fifteen nonfiction books, loves to let creativity splash onto the page as she writes. Karen’s books include the popular tween series God’s Girls (inspirational craft books) and her newest craft book, My Mini Dream Room (Legacy Press, 2012). Bo Stern writes in Beautiful Battlefields (NavPress, 2013), God uses our darkest moments to shape us into the people He wants us to be. “Though we would rather avoid battles and suffering, God does some of His most beautiful work through the hardest seasons in life. In fact, there are some things that can only be accomplished in us through battle.”
Thursday 30th of May 2013
This week on Living Inspired I'm chatting with two dynamite authors. Linda Barrick is an inspirational speaker with a broad record of radio, television, and writing experience. Her new book, Miracle For Jen (Tyndale, 2012), is a mother’s searching memoir about how she and her family found their faith tested in the aftermath of a devastating car crash. Dannah Gresh is the best-selling author of several books, including And the Bride Wore White and Lies Young Women Believe (coauthored with Nancy Leigh DeMoss). Her new book, Get Lost (Waterbrook Press, 2013), helps you discover how to get so lost in God that a guy has to seek Him to find you.
Friday 24th of May 2013
This week on Living Inspired I'm excited to be chatting with author and business owner Lisa Morosky and Pioneering Today author, Melissa Norris. Lisa Morosky is the author of The Bootstrap VA: The Go-Getter’s Guide to Becoming a Virtual Assistant, Getting and Keeping Clients, and More! and is a premier virtual assistant in the blogging, Internet marketing, social media, and online business realms. In addition to being a virtual assistant and a virtual assistant coach, Lisa is a Christ follower, a proud wife to her amazing husband, a homemaker, a real foodie, and a lover of all things simple and natural. Melissa K. Norris is an author, novelist, speaker, radio show host, newspaper columnist, and expert on modern homesteading. Her book, Pioneering Today: Faith and Home the Old Fashioned Way, explains practical and easy methods to cook from scratch, garden, preserve your own food, and see God’s fingerprint in your everyday busy life.
Thursday 16th of May 2013
This week on Living Inspired I am honor to be chatting with authors Robin Jones Gunn and Marla Alupoaicei. Robin Jones Gunn is the much-loved author of several award-winning series, with more than 4.5 million books sold worldwide. In Victim of Grace (Zondervan, 2013), she takes a deeply personal look at the mystery of God working in her life in ways she couldn't see at the time. Author Marla Alupoaicei knows that today's Christian moms want to be the parents God intended. In Prayer Warrior Mom (Thomas Nelson, 2013), Marla invites you to walk with her through fifteen life-transforming principles that will empower you to effectively intercede for your children. Learn to cultivate your own attitude of gratitude, pray Scripture, be persistent, pray with power and authority, be your children's #1 advocate, hear God's voice above the noise of daily life, and much more!
Thursday 9th of May 2013
This week on Living Inspired I'm excited to have two great authors talking about their brand new books! Frank Viola hopes his new book, God's Favorite Place on Earth (David C Cook, 2013) will change your life as it changed his. “In every generation, Christians face the same struggles and challenges,” observes Viola. “The Gospels tell us the amazing story of Jesus’ earthy life. Yet there is a story within the Gospel story that is often missed. To my mind, it is the greatest story never told—a narrative within the narrative. This book will show you how to be ‘Bethany’ for the Lord right here, right now.” In her second book, Embracing Beauty, Trina Holden brings practical efficiency and insight to women who want to find and rock their personal style in the season of motherhood.
Thursday 2nd of May 2013
This week on Living Inspired, I'll be chatting with new-author Bekah Martin and President of World Vision, Richard Stern. In The Bare Naked Truth (Zondervan, 2013), Bekah Martin offers advice to teens who often encounter powerful peer pressure in today’s society. She shares her own relatable (and often entertaining) experiences of abstaining from sex until she was married to help adolescents who struggle with virginity and God’s plan for them. If your previous book was named the Christian Book of the Year*, how would you follow up? Richard Stearns does it with Unfinished: Believing is Only the Beginning (Thomas Nelson, May 2013). Stearns’ book will deliver “ah-ha” moments as he calls readers to missional living — living for God’s kingdom rather than their own.
Thursday 25th of April 2013
This week on Living Inspired I'm excited to be welcoming back Beth Guckenberger. Beth Guckenberger and her husband, Todd, are the founders of Back2Back Ministries (based in Cincinnati, Ohio), which communicates a lifestyle of service by sharing the love of Christ and serving God through service to others. Back2Back Ministries connects willing workers to open hearts through international and local ministry opportunities. Their ministry is currently caring and providing for orphan children and needy people in Mexico, Nigeria, India and, most recently, Haiti.
Thursday 18th of April 2013
This week on Living Inspired I'll be chatting with Lesli Westfall and Amy Lively. When experiencing infertility, a woman’s feelings about herself, her relationships with others and her belief in God become confused and complicated. Having experienced these emotions herself, Lesli A. Westfall has written Dancing Upon Barren Land: Prayer, Scripture Reflections, and Hope for Infertility not only as a prayer guide for women facing infertility, but as a resource for churches and support groups. To reach out to her neighbors, Amy Lively hosted an Open House then invited them back for Bible study. She candidly shares how she felt knocking on doors while her knees knocked, and tells about the friendships that now line the streets of her neighborhood. Amy created The Neighborhood Café to inspire other women to open their homes for coffee and Christ-centered conversation. She equips churches and women for front porch ministry with tools, tips and resources they can adapt to their personality, passion and community.
Thursday 11th of April 2013
This week on Living Inspired I'm excited to be chatting the full hour with Mary Lou Quinlan. Amazed by the unexpected success of her memoir, The God Box: Sharing My Mother's Gift of Faith, Love and Letting Go (Worthy Publishing, 2012), author Mary Lou Quinlan has found a new purpose in life: to spread the inspirational example of her mother's simple faith.
Thursday 4th of April 2013
This week on Living Inspired, I'm excited to be chatting "mommyhood" with Jill Savage, author of No More Perfect Moms (Moody, 2013). Jill has been featured in Focus on the Family, Today's Christian Woman magazine, and Family Life Today, Jill is the founder and CEO of Hearts at Home, an organization that encourages, educates, and equips every mom in every season of motherhood.
Thursday 28th of March 2013
This week on Living Inspired I'll be chatting with Kim de Blecourt, and the second half of the show I'll chat with Brooke McGlothlin and Stacey Thacker! Kim de Blecourt is author of a different kind of love story. In Until We All Come Home (FaithWords 2012) tells of Kim's harrowing story of her year-long battle to bring home to son she refused to leave behind. Brooke McGlothlin and Stacey Thacker have co-authored Hope for the Weary Mom (2012) a guide for mom's who are simply weary, tired, and ready to throw in the towel.
Thursday 21st of March 2013
This week on Living Inspired I'm excited to welcome Matthew Sleeth, author of the inspiring book 24/6: A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life (Tyndale House, 2012), and Kristin Schell, blogger at and one of the master minds behind the blog series 52 Sunday Suppers.
Thursday 14th of March 2013
This week on Living Inspired we welcome author of Almost Amish, Nancy Sleeth and welcome back author and speaker Holley Gerth.
Thursday 7th of March 2013
This week on Living Inspired we'll be chatting with Sheri Rose Shepherd and Marty Machowski. Sheri Rose shares how she lost 50 pounds and has kept it off! After ten years of addressing this topic and speaking to more than half a million women across the nation, Shepherd shares the plan that helped her to break free from “Barbie Bondage” and help women win the Diet War once and for all in her new book, If You Have a Craving, I Have a Cure (Tyndale, 2013). Marty Machowski's Old Story New (New Growth Press, 2012) walks children through the great truths of the Christian faith through New Testament stories and offers simple discussion questions (and answers) for each day’s devotion. By focusing the family for only 10 minutes, parents can keep the attention of their young children and reign in their busy teenagers. Machowski even offers parents suggestions of how to make the gospel-centered devotionals relevant for all grade levels, and the lessons are suitable for children from preschool through high school. These kids Bible materials are perfect for morning routines, after dinner discussions, or bedtime rituals.
Thursday 28th of February 2013
This week on Living Inspired, I'm excited to be chatting with Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson about their new book on motherhood (and all things motherhood) Desperate (Thomas Nelson, 2013). Their book tells the true story of two friends encouraging each other in the midst of a journey of motherhood—a young mom needed input, encouragement, love, and grace, and an older mom who has been through all of the seasons to speak into her life from a perspective of wisdom. Each chapter also includes a brief Bible study to help readers turn to God for direction during their journey.
Thursday 21st of February 2013
This week on Living Inspired we're in for a real treat as we chat with storyteller Jim Weiss and homeschool mom, author, backyard farmer, Angela England about her new book Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less) (ALPHA books, 2012). Literature comes alive with Jim Weiss. From fairytales to Shakespeare, from the ancient world of Greek mythology to the mystique of Sherlock Holmes, Jim's performances will create entertainment magic at your event. Jim's stories appeal to children and adults, bonding families together with the love of literature and an understanding of what makes his timeless characters great. Jim showcases literature and history like no other. Angela England is a freelance writer who, along with her husband and five children, cultivates a 1/2 acre farm in their Oklahoma backyard where they manage to raise diary and meat goats, keep enough chickens for eggs and free-range poultry, and foster an intensively productive garden for fresh fruits and vegetables. Angela is the founder of and enjoys guiding others in recapturing the lost arts of self-sufficient living. She also manages and maintains the Blissfully Domestic community and contributes to other sites and forums on a regular basis.
Thursday 14th of February 2013
This week on Living Inspired we welcome Vicki Tiede. Author Vicki Tiede, MEd, MMin, is a Bible teacher, speaker, author and a contributing author for five books. Vicki is also a wife, homeschooling mom, and women’s ministries coordinator at her local church in Rochester, Minnesota. Her new book, When Your Husband Is Addicted to Pornography: Healing Your Wounded Heart (New Growth Press, 2012) is the long-awaited response to the cries of women who need to heal their heart from the devastation of a husband’s sexual addiction.
Thursday 7th of February 2013
This week on Living Inspired your stomach will be aching (and your mouth watering) as we talk to inspirational humorist Debora Coty about her new "chocolate" book: Fear, Faith, and a Fistful of Chocolate (Barbour Books, 2013). The second half of the show, we will be chatting with best-selling author and speaker, Shannon Ethridge about her recently released The Fantasy Fallacy (Thomas Nelson, 2012) -- a Christian response to the Shades of Grey phenomenon. The Fantasy Fallacy will answers questions such as: why has Fifty Shades of Grey struck a nerve with female readers? What do boundaries have to do with fantasy? Why isn’t the “One Flesh” of marriage enough flesh? What is the healthy role for fantasy in sexuality?
Thursday 31st of January 2013
This week on Living Inspired I'm excited to be chatting with Annie Downs. Annie F. Downs is flawed but funny, she uses her writing to highlight the everyday goodness of a real and present God. Author of Perfectly Unique (Zondervan), a spiritual growth book for high school and college girls, Annie is passionate about seeing young women find true value in God and His love for them. By weaving together personal stories, humor, and Scripture, she invites the gals to experience a fulfilled life with a living God who loves deeply.
Thursday 24th of January 2013
This week on Living Inspired we are chatting with Jill Kelly and Angela Hunt. Jill Kelly's new book, Etched…Upon My Heart, examines the challenging question every mother asks herself: If something were to happen to me today, what would I want my children to remember and never forget? Christy-Award winner Angela Hunt writes for readers who have learned to expect the unexpected in novels from this versatile author. With nearly four million copies of her books sold worldwide, she is the best-selling author of more than 100 works ranging from picture books (The Tale of Three Trees) to non-fiction books, to novels.
Thursday 17th of January 2013
This week on Living Inspired, we have two great authors I'm excited to chat with. Annette Reeder, a Biblical Nutrition Consultant, is leading people all around the country on an adventure with the power of food to change lives one meal and prayer at a time. Annette is a graduate of Liberty University and Huntington College Health Sciences and the founder of Designed Healthy Living a nutrition consulting ministry. Deborah Raney’s first novel, A Vow to Cherish, was awarded a Silver Angel from Excellence in Media and inspired the acclaimed World Wide Pictures film of the same title. Her books have won the RITA Award, the HOLT Medallion, and the National Readers’ Choice Award. Raney was also a finalist for the Christy Award. She and her husband, artist Ken Raney, make their home in their native Kansas.
Thursday 10th of January 2013
This week on Living Inspired I have two inspiring woman that you are not going to want to miss! Kim Ketola is a sought-after writer and motivational speaker with the Ruth Graham and Friends conference. After thirty years in the broadcasting industry, she founded a nonprofit organization through which she presents professionally accredited conferences to equip counselors and help individuals recover from the emotional and spiritual wounds of abortion. Kim lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Teske Drake (PhD, Iowa State University), is mommy to three babies in heaven, mom to two on earth, and wife to her one and only. She is cofounder of Mommies with Hope, a biblically based support group for women who have experienced infant loss.
Thursday 3rd of January 2013
This week on Living Inspired we'll be chatting with Caitlin Wilson, my amazing assistant from Litfuse Publicity Group as well as the site manager for Not Quite Amish, as well as author of the new book on creating a healthy lifestyle, Spark, Jason Jaggard.
Thursday 13th of December 2012
This week on Living Inspired I'm excited to be chatting with Liz Curtis Higgs and welcoming back Jennie Allen. Liz Curtis Higgs is the author of nearly 30 books, with more than 3 million copies in print. Not a stranger to Living Inspired, Jennie Allen is a Bible teacher passionate about inspiring a new generation of women to encounter the invisible God.
Thursday 6th of December 2012
I'm excited to be chatting on Living Inspired this week with two amazing women. First I'll be chatting with my friend Mary DeMuth about her new book Everything -- it's very inspirational. On the second half of the show, I'll be chatting with Felice Gerwitz about helping teen girls see their self-worth as a daughter of the King and we'll hear a little of Felice's personal testimony. It's going to be a great show!
Tuesday 27th of November 2012
I'm excited to be chatting a full hour with Beth Guckenberger this week. Beth and her husband, Todd, are the founders of Back2Back Ministries. Beth travels and speaks regularly at women's and missions conferences, as well as youth gatherings and church services. Her topics include orphan care, missions, parenting, marriage/intimacy, and faith. Her story-telling style captures audiences, and she draws from her field experience as a missionary and parent for illustrations to biblical concepts. In addition to her latest release, Tales of the Not Forgotten (Standard Publishing 2012), Beth has written Relentless Hope (Standard, 2011) and Reckless Faith (Zondervan, 2008). The Guckenberger family lives and serves in Monterrey, Mexico where they have hosted thousands of guests on their ministry campus. Between biological, foster, and adopted additions to their family, Beth and Todd are raising nine children. To connect with Beth and find out more about Back2Back Ministries visit her website.
Thursday 15th of November 2012
This week on Living Inspired we have two amazing guests. First we'll be chatting with author Dee Brestin author of Idol Lies. Dee is a Bible teacher, writer and speaker living in Missouri. Joe Hafner is the founder of Go Hope International, a non-profit charity created to bring education to the poorest of children in Central America.
Tuesday 13th of November 2012
This week on Living Inspired, I have the joy of chatting the full hour with Joanna Weaver about her latest devotional book, At the Feet of Jesus. Joanna confesses to being a fellow struggler when attempting to find a quiet time for study and reflection. She understands the challenges we all face. In her latest release, At the Feet of Jesus: Daily Devotions to Nurture a Mary Heart she gives readers the structure they need to grow closer to God. This 365-day devotional encourages and inspires women who want to deepen their spiritual lives as they spend a year at the feet of Jesus.
Thursday 8th of November 2012
This week on Living Inspired we will be talking to the inspiring Lynn Eib. Lynn Eib is a nationally known cancer patient advocate. She is an author, works for a Messianic Jewish oncologist and is, herself, a longtime colon cancer survivor. Elanie Miller is a popular author and speaking and is known for sharing Biblical insights with warmth, enthusiasm and humor.
Thursday 1st of November 2012
This week on Living Inspired we will be chatting with Jim Rubart and Rachel Wojnarowski. James L. Rubart is a professional marketer, speaker, and writer. While being the owner of Barefoot Marketing certainly keeps him on his toes, his passion is writing fiction. Rachel Wojnarowski, author of The Sensational Scent of Prayer, has been writing for over five years and leading community ladies' Bible studies in central Ohio.
Thursday 25th of October 2012
This week I am so excited to have the privilege to chat with Francine Rivers! Francine Rivers began her literary career at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Journalism. From 1976 to 1985, she had a successful writing career in the general market and her books were awarded or nominated for numerous awards and prizes. Although raised in a religious home, Francine did not truly encounter Christ until later in life, when she was already a wife, mother of three, and an established romance novelist. Shortly after becoming a born-again Christian in 1986, Francine wrote Redeeming Love as her statement of faith. First published by Bantam Books, and then re-released by Multnomah Publishers in the mid- 1990s, this retelling of the biblical story of Gomer and Hosea set during the time of the California Gold Rush is now considered a classic work of Christian fiction and continues to be one of the Christian Booksellers Association’s top-selling titles; it has held a spot on the Christian bestseller list for nearly a decade.
Monday 15th of October 2012
This week on Living Inspired we are going to be chatting with two dynamic women. Julie Ziglar Norman is the youngest daughter of world renowned motivational and inspirational author and speaker Zig Ziglar and his beloved wife Jean “the Redhead” Ziglar. Her personal, transparent speaking style has endeared her to audiences all across America. Yvette Maher served in several roles at Focus on the Family for 20 years. She has authored several articles for Focus on the Family publications and has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Christianity Today, and radio stations nationwide. She is also a frequent speaker at women’s conferences around the globe. Yvette considers her family and her role as a mother her greatest priorities. She and her husband, Tom, are the proud parents of twin daughters and a son and the grandparents of two grandsons.
Thursday 11th of October 2012
This week on Living Inspired I'm super excited to have my good friend Karen Ball! After 30 years of working in publishing houses (Tyndale, Multnomah, Zondervan, and B&H Publishing Group) as an executive editor, Karen now heads up her own business, Karen Ball Publishing services. Through KBPS, she's doing all the things she loves: editing, speaking, consulting. And to top it all off, she is also a literary agent with the prestigious Steve Laube Literary Agency. During her 30 years in publishing, she has discovered several notable authors, including Francine Rivers, Karen Kingsbury, Liz Curtis Higgs, Sharon Ewell Foster, and Ginny Yttrup, whose debut novel Publisher's Weekly called "a masterpiece!" She also writes stories that resonate with authenticity. Be it suspense or romance, adventure or a family saga, she writes to share truths about the faith journey, to uplift family and friendships, and to honor the truth that God is the Great I Am.
Thursday 4th of October 2012
This week on Living Inspired we will be chatting with author, songwriter, worship leader, speaker, musician Kelly Minter. Kelly works hard to hone the gifts she's been given, seeking God with commitment and an honest integrity that shines through in everything she does.
Thursday 27th of September 2012
This week on Living Inspired, I have two special guest. First we have Melody Carlson author of River's Call. Melody is an accomplished Christian author for children, pre-teens, youth, and adults, with sales totaling more than two million. Some of her most popular works are the Diary of a Teenage Girl books series and the True Colors book series. Secondly we have Bonnie Calhoun author of Cooking the Books. Bonnie is the Director of the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance, which leads a contingency of 250+ book reviewers. She is also the Owner/Publisher of Christian Fiction Online Magazine. The magazine is is in its 3rd year. They post a new issue monthly of 35+ columns by the best and brightest authors, publishers, and agents in Christian fiction.
Thursday 20th of September 2012
This week on Living Inspired, we have a great show lined out for you. For the first half of the show, we'll be chatting with Lynn Cowell, author of His Revolutionary Love. Lynn Cowell is a Proverbs 31 Ministries’ speaker and author whose passion is helping moms become wise women who raise wiser daughters. For the past 12 years, Lynn has taught women and teens to discover the radical love of Jesus Christ and build an inner confidence that leads to smart choices. The second half of the show, we have an encore presentation of Carey Bailey's interview from April. Carey Bailey is the creator of Cravings: The Devotional. Carey's goal with creating Cravings was giving moms the meat they needed for the day, without taking up a lot of time.
Thursday 13th of September 2012
This week on the show we have, Larry Alton from Christ to the World Ministries. This Ministry focuses on bringing people to a saving knowledge of and faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. They do so through dramas and Bible studies that present the message of the Bible and the story of Jesus in ways that people everywhere can understand and relate to. These programs are shared around the world through radio and other media formats. Christ to the World's mission is to honor and carry out the final command of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, to "Go and make disciples of all nations" (Mt. 28:19).
Thursday 6th of September 2012
This week we have a special show. My fellow authors, Sarah Sundin and Cara Putman and I will be chatting the entire hour! Our new Love Finds You comes out soon! Sarah Sundin is a graduate of UC San Francisco School of Pharmacy and she works on-call as a hospital pharmacist. During WWII, her grandfather served as a pharmacist's mate (medic) in the Navy and her great-uncle flew with the US Eighth Air Force in England. Sarah lives in California with her husband and three children. Her latest book, With Every Letter, released this month. Cara Putman graduated from high school at sixteen, college at 20 and had her law degree by the time she was 27! She has fifteen books currently published and has many many more on the way. Her two latest books, A Wedding Transpires on Mackinac Island and Rainbow's End (a novella written with Valerie Comer and Annalisa Daughety) were released earlier this year.
Thursday 30th of August 2012
This week on Living Inspired we have two powerhouse women. The first half of the show, we'll be chatting it up with Nicole Unice. Nicole is a fresh voice for the next generation. Part bible teacher, part community organizer, part busy mom–Nicole has the uncanny ability to relate to people in all ages and stages of life with her “keeping it real” approach to ordering a life around God’s word. Then we'll be switching over and chatting with Kasey Van Norman. Kasey is a Bible teacher who is passionate about people and the proclaiming of the gospel. As the founder and president of Kasey Van Norman Ministries, based in College Station, Texas, her heart’s desire is to be a fresh voice that bridges the gap between the church and the lost.
Thursday 23rd of August 2012
This week on Living Inspired, I'm excited to be chatting with fellow mom and writer, Heather Riggleman. Her goal is to encourage real moms in real life. She is currently a columnist for several magazines and websites and proud to present her first inspirational book, Mama Needs a Time-Out. When she isn’t talking and writing, she is home with her three kids, looking out her window and loving the view.
Thursday 16th of August 2012
This week on the show we will be chatting with Tracey Eyster. As the creator and editor of, Tracey Eyster speaks into the lives of mothers around the world, connecting with them where they are congregating—online. Tracey shares her passion for encouraging, equipping, and advising moms through speaking and writing. She loves doing interviews and exploring motherhood with all types of moms, including “famous” ones. On the second half of the show, I have my good friend, Alice Crider. Alice is a former editor who is now a life coach. Today, Alice’s mission is to empower others to realize their dreams and live a life that thrills them.
Tuesday 31st of July 2012
This week on the show we have two dynamic women. First we have speaker and author Shirley Brosius as she shares about life and the guilt we as women have. The second half of the show, we'll be chatting with Bible teacher and author, Jennie Allen share her heart.
This week on Living Inspired we have Shannon Dittemore, a first time author who talks about her young adult book Angel Eyes. The first in this supernatural trilogy has been a hit! We also have Poppy Smith, author of Why Can't HE be More Like Me?, talking about marriage.
Friday 27th of July 2012
This week on Living Inspired we are talking with two phenominal women. First we have Jennifer Dyer , mom of two girls and contributor on Moms Life today. On the second half of the show, we'll be chatting with Babbie Mason -- a Dove Award-winning and Grammy nominated gospel singer, songwriter, author, creator of the Embrace: A Worship Event for Women ministry, professor of songwriting at Atlanta Christian College and Lee University, and a television talk-show host. Don't miss this amazing show!
Thursday 19th of July 2012
This week on Living Inspired, we are chatting with Eric Gilmore and Jon and Jennifer Harrison from Vine and Village, a ministry of Mosaic Church. Vine and Village exists to improve the quality of life for the people living in and around Little Rock's emerging University District by helping to meet their spiritual, social and material needs.
Thursday 12th of July 2012
This week on Living Inspired we are chatting with Ceasar and Elisabeth Ortega about their work with One Life Global Ministries. The second half of the show we have the opportunity to chat with Giovanni Leiva CEO of Leiva's Coffee.
Thursday 5th of July 2012
This week on Living Inspired we'll be chatting with my pastor, Mark DeYmaz about his work in the multi-ethnic church, Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas.
Thursday 28th of June 2012
This week on Living Inspired, we get the chance to chat with Laura Petherbridge and Ron Deal -- they dynanmic duo behind The Smart Stepmom: Practice Steps to Help You Thrive. We wil be talking with them the entire hour, so grab something cold to drink, sit back, and relax!
Thursday 21st of June 2012
On this week's show we have the privilege of speaking with Dr. Wess Stafford -- president and CEO of Compassion International and author of Just A Minute as well as Joe Kissack, television executive the author of the gripping book The Fourth Fisherman.
Thursday 14th of June 2012
This week we have two fabulous women on the show! The first half of the show, we will be chatting with Kennisha Hill who's memoir, Once Upon A Child, came out this month. The second half, we'll be chatting with Tammy Maltby on her book The God Who Sees You.
Thursday 7th of June 2012
This week on Living Inspired we have a fun show planned! For the first half of the show, we'll be chatting with Pam Davis -- Founder of Girls of Grace. Girls 'n Grace connects girls of all ages in the saving truth of Jesus Christ through dolls, books, clothes, events, online activities, and clubs. The second half of the show, we'll be talking with Curtis Parks -- co-founder of Amusment Management Partners.
Thursday 31st of May 2012
This week on Living Inspired, in honor of Memorial Day, we have a very, very special guest. His name is Frank Nelson, and he is a World War II veteran. For the full hour, we will be talking with Frank and hearing his story. We will get a glimpse into his family life, listen to his testimony and find out how the U.S. Army qualified him as a "sharp shooter". Frank has a wonderful story I am honored to share with you. You really don't want to miss this show!
Thursday 24th of May 2012
This week on Living Inspired, we get the chance to talk with Nicole O'Dell an author whos heart is with teens and their parents.
Thursday 17th of May 2012
This week on Living Inspired we are talking to Gina Smith, a woman with a real heart for ministry and Cara Putman, author of new book A Wedding Transpires on Mackinac Island.
Thursday 10th of May 2012
This week we are going to spend the whole hour chatting with Rachel Hauck, author of new book The Wedding Dress and writing coach for My Book Therapy.
Thursday 3rd of May 2012
This week on Living Inspired we have the privilege of talking to the Money Saving Mom -- Crystal Paine. Crystal's goal is to tell you about legitimate, practical, non-gimmicky ways to help you save money in your everyday life. She is passionate about living simply and frugally and strives to help others do the same.
Thursday 26th of April 2012
This week on Living Inspired we have the honor of talking with two very special ladies. Missy Buchanan, author of My Story, My Song, has such a heart for our older generation. Rita Schulte has a heart for the hurting and we will be talking to her about loss and issues of the heart.
Thursday 19th of April 2012
This week on Living Inspired we have the honor of talking with Holley Gerth co-founder of (in)courage and author of upcoming book You're Already Amazing: Embracing Who You Are, Becoming All God Created You To Be.
Thursday 12th of April 2012
The first half of the show, we will be talking with Robyn McKelvy -- a pastor's wife, mother to ten children, and author of book SOS: Sick of Sex, a book written for every married woman that wants the abundant sex life with her husband that God desires for her. The second half of the show, we'll be chatting with Carey Bailey creator of Cravings -- a devotional for busy moms.
Thursday 5th of April 2012
This week on Living Inspired we are talking to two fantastic women. Rebecca Keliher, with her husband, is the founder of Home Educating Family Publishing. Jennifer Hatmaker is the author of 7, a social and spiritual experiment dealing with the materialism and consumerism.
Thursday 29th of March 2012
This week I'm excited to be chatting with three exceptional guests! First I'll be talking to Chris Fabry author of Not in the Heart, next I'll be chatting with Rachel Hendrix -- lead actress from the new movie October Baby, and finally I'll be talking with Beth Vogt on her upcoming novel Wish You Were Here.
Thursday 22nd of March 2012
Mary DeMuth, author of Beautiful Battle, talks about being a woman and dealing with spiritual warfare.
Tuesday 13th of March 2012
This week I'm talking to Jenna Lucado, daughter of best-selling author Max Lucado and author of From Blah to Awe, a great resource for teen girls!
Thursday 8th of March 2012
This week we get to chat with two great authors -- Regina Jennings and Julie Cantrell! Be sure to leave a comment with your e-mail address below for your chance to win one of their books! Winners will be announced on my blog on 3/11.
Thursday 1st of March 2012
This week on Living Inspired we'll be talking with Gordon Dalbey, author of Broken by Religion. We will also be talking to musician Shay Smith of Shayla.
Thursday 23rd of February 2012
This week on Living Inspired we are going to have a blast talking to Jon S Lewis about his new young adult book Alienation, the second book in the fast pased CHAOS series. We also have the chance to chat with Rosslyn Elliott about the newest installment in her Saddler series, Sweeter Than Birdsong.
Thursday 16th of February 2012
This week on Living Inspired we will be chatting with Kathryn Bechen on simplifying your life and her book Small Space Organizing. In the second half of the show, we will be talking to Karen Linamen author of The Chocolate Diaries.
Thursday 2nd of February 2012
The Beautiful Wife answers serious questions women have about their roles as wives. Discussing everything from romance and money to beauty, communication, and sex, Sandy challenges women to open up and share their journeys so that together they can see God's plan for their marriages.
Thursday 26th of January 2012
Thursday 19th of January 2012
Be sure to catch this week's show! The first half hour we will be chatting with Gregg Murset creator of My Job Chart an online chore chart and reward system for teaching, organizing and motivating your kids to Save, Share and Spend responsibly. In the second half of the show we'll hear from Joanne Kraft author of Just Too Busy -- Taking Your Family on a Radical Sabbatical.
Thursday 12th of January 2012
Be sure to catch this week's show! The first half hour we will be chatting with Elizabeth Younts author of Seasons: A Real Story of an Amish Girl which quickly became an Amazon bestseller. In the second half of the show we'll hear from Cindi Ferrini creator of Balancing the Active Life: An Interactive Bible Study.
Thursday 5th of January 2012
Don't miss this week's show. We'll be chatting the first half hour with Kurt Bjorklund, senior pastor of Orchard Hill Church and author of Prayers for Today. In the second half of the show we'll hear from Betsy St. Amant, a multi-published author with Love Inspired and a newly published author of Young Adult fiction.
Thursday 15th of December 2011
Don't miss this week's show. We'll be chatting the first half hour with BJ Harmick from Real Teen Faith. Then in the second half of the show we'll hear from Stan Williams, an international award-winning video producer, filmmaker and show creator.
Thursday 8th of December 2011
Don't miss this week's show. The first half hour I have the privilege of chatting with the amazing Sara Groves about her new album. We'll hear a little bit about what inspires her and what's next for Sara and her family. Then during the second half hour we'll talk about successful stepparenting and thriving during the holidays with Gayla Grace. Good stuff.
Thursday 1st of December 2011
Happy post Thanksgiving! I pray you had a lovely time with family and friends - and that you found much to be thankful for! We're back to our regularly scheduled show this week and have two wonderful guests lined up. The first half hour we'll be talking to Anita who has written recently published the widely praised School is Where the Home Is: 180 Devotions for Parents. Based on her experiences from eight years of homeschooling and advice she was given along the way, this unique devotional offers both practical guidance along with scriptural wisdom needed for the homeschooling journey. Then during the second half of the show, we'll be hearing from author Miralee Ferrell. Miralee will be sharing her writing journey with us as well as introducing her recent books, Love Finds You in Sundance, Wyoming and The Other Daughter. Don't miss this week's show.
Thursday 17th of November 2011
This week on the show I'll be talking to Tamera Alexander and Susan Meissner - two wonderful authors. We'll be taking a peek at the women behind the books. We'll find out a bit about their own stories, as well as hear about their newest books. Mark your calendars and don't miss Thursday's show.
Thursday 10th of November 2011
If you're married, single or a mom - you won't want to miss this weeks' show. Our first guest will be Shannon Ethridge, she'll be talking about Every Woman's Battle and Every Young Woman's Battle. Then during the second half hour we'll be talking to Carla Ann Coroy about her recent book, Married Mom, Solo Parent. If you've ever felt like you're doing this "mom thing" alone - be sure to tune in for Carla's segment.
Thursday 3rd of November 2011
I'm so excited to have a blogger I've long admired on the show. Robin doesn't mince words and she's not afraid to say it like it is. I was recently intrigued by the latest series she ran on her blog called 31 Days of Parenting Teens & Tweens. Good stuff. She has also blogged from India for Compassion International and ... well she's involved in a whole heap of stuff we'll talk about on Thursday. Don't miss the show - you will love Robin!
Thursday 27th of October 2011
Don't miss this week's interview with the amazing Amanda Bennett! We'll be talking about homeschooling, curriculum, Veteran's Day and catching up with Amanda and what's she's been up to since she was on last on Living Inspired.
Tuesday 18th of October 2011
Don't miss my interview with Lisa Whittle lives in North Caroline where she is a busy wife and mother of three. She is also a author, speaker, an advocate for Compassion International. In addition to writing her own books, she also writes for writing Women of Faith, Proverbs 31, and guest posting on blogs like Michael Hyatt along with numerous other publications. But, Lisa is not all work. Her other passions include chocolate macadamia nuts, home decorating, and her growing ministry community. She loves conversations that dip below the surface, uniqueness in people, and her Jesus who makes all things well. Bundle all of that up and you're in for a real treat on Thursday between 3-4 PM Central. Join us.
Thursday 6th of October 2011
Don't miss my guests on Thursday's Living Inspired. The first half hour we'll hear from Patricia Miller Mauro who will share her truly inspiring, deeply personal story of perseverance in the face of unimaginable hardships. She chronicled her journey in her recently released, Safe From the Past. Then during the second half of the show we'll meet debut author Rosslyn Elliott. Rosslyn has arrived on the scene with critical acclaim and quickly won over historical fiction readers with, Fairer Than Morning. Don't miss this week's show.
Friday 30th of September 2011
I'm super excited about Thursday's show. The first half hour we'll be chatting with author Gayle Roper about the adoption of her two sons and how one of her sons has reconnected with his birth mother. Gayle will also be giving us a look at her new book, Shadows on the Sand. Then during the second half of the show, Holley Gerth from Heart to Heart with Holley and will be here to talk about her latest book, God's Heart for You. Holley will be sharing the inspiration behind the book and how the project evolved into something so much bigger than she expected.
Thursday 15th of September 2011
Don't miss Thursday's show - I'm talking with Jay and Beth Loecken and actor Ken Bevel about his recent appearance in the movie everyone's talking about - Courageous! First the Loecken's, they were an ordinary family searching for meaning in their lives while living the American Dream. They owned their dream house, drove nice cars, and from the outside seemed to have all they needed. Yet something kept pulling at them—a stirring, a sense that they were being called to a greater purpose in life. They couldn’t escape the feeling that there was more to life than the relentless pursuit of material possessions. In Passion to Action: How God Uses Ordinary People in Extraordinary Ways, the Loeckens share the remarkable story of how they rediscovered another dream and how it turned their life upside down and fulfilled them more than they ever thought possible. It will inspire readers to discover their own passions and put them into action. Then during the second half hour I'll be talking with Ken Bevel who is one of the leading characters in theyet-to-be-released movie, Courageous. We'll hear Ken's personal testimony and how working in these films has made him take a look at his own faith journey.
Thursday 8th of September 2011
I'm super excited about this week's guest. Just the title of Glynnis' book, I Used to Be So Organized makes me want to say AMEN! Glynnis is part of Proverbs 31 and we'll be hearing more about Glynnis' background, why she wrote this book and hopefully get a few tips from her about being effective in our mess and getting a 'handle on our lives'.
Wednesday 31st of August 2011
This week on Living Inspired I'll be interviewing two guests. The first guest is Janet Holm McHenry, author of PrayerWalk. We'll be talking about her new book and hear tips from her on how to live a life of prayer. Then during the second half hour I'll be interviewing my good friend Loring. She and her family (Team 5 Morris) moved to the slums of Uganda two and a half years ago to church plant. We'll hear all about their adventures.
Thursday 25th of August 2011
Don't miss my guest this week! Jean Blackmer is head of MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) publishing and a wonderful writer herself! Her latest book Momsense is a topic that has long resonated with me. I'm a firm believer in momsense! Be sure to tune in to find out if you have "momsense".
Thursday 18th of August 2011
This week on Living Inspired Debora Coty will be joining me. We'll be talking about her new book Too Blessed to Be Stressed. Her interview couldn't come at a better time. I'm not saying I'm stressed or anything (YIKES!), but I'm looking forward to hearing her tips and funny stories.
Thursday 11th of August 2011
Suzanne joins us for the 2nd half of the show to talk about her new book, Amish Values for Your Family.
Thursday 4th of August 2011
This week on the show I'll be talking with author Bob Hostetler. Bob has co-written several books with Josh McDowell, the latest of which releases this week - Don't Check Your Brains At the Door. It's an apologetics book targeted toward older teens and college age and focuses on the importance of knowing what you believe and why. Bob also writes GREAT fiction and is a sought after speaker. I'm thrilled to have him on the show.
Thursday 28th of July 2011
Don't miss this week's show. I'll be talking with Missy Buchanan about . Her book Don't Write My Obituary Just Yet: Inspiring Faith Stories for Older Adults, is a great help for the aging and to those learning to care for their aged parents and or friends. Then later in the show, we'll chat with Family Life speaker and pastor, Brian Goins. His new book, Playing Hurt deals with how men (and women) need to push through the pain to victory in marriage. When the going gets tough it's easy to quit, but Brian makes a compelling and Biblical case for sticking it out. Highly recommended.
Tuesday 19th of July 2011
Don't miss this week's show. I'll be interviewing two debut Christian fiction authors. The first half hour will feature Joan Wolf. Joan is a best selling author of over 40 books in the ABA (secular book market) who decided to switch gears when God miraculously healed her from a long-time illness. Her book A Reluctant Queen is fresh interpretation of the story of Esther and is receiving wonderful reviews. The second half hour will focus on Catherine Richmond. Catherine was busy as a wife, mom and occupational therapist when an old song by Harry Chapin planted a story in her heart that wouldn't remain untold. The result is Spring for Susannah which has received overwhelmingly rave reviews for a debut author. Each author has a unique road to publication and you won't want to miss their personal stories.
Thursday 14th of July 2011
Be sure to catch Thursday's interview with pastor and author Daniel Darling. Daniel is the Senior Pastor of Gages Lake Bible Church in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and is the author of numerous books, including Teen People of the Bible, which was nominated for a Gold Medallion Award. His latest book is iFaith, connecting to God in the 21st Century.
Thursday 7th of July 2011
This week on Living Inspired my guest is my friend and co-author, Ocieanna. We have written two books together, Love Finds You in Lonesome Prairie, Montana and Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington. Besides being a great writer, she is a great friend who has had a very interesting year. Be sure to tune in on Thursday to hear about Ocieanna's near death experience and how it's changed her life.
Thursday 23rd of June 2011
I'm so excited to chat with this week's guest, Helen Lee. Helen's book, The Missional Mom addresses how to balance our roles within our home as well as using our talents for His Kingdom. Helen's book affirms Christian mothers who desire to not only to build their homes in a Christ-like way, but engage the world with their skills, abilities, and interests. It doesn't minimize the importance of a woman's role in her home but encourages us to not ignore the stirrings God has planted within our hearts to extend her influence. This will be a great show!
Thursday 16th of June 2011
If you've ever struggled with sharing your faith (or struggled with people trying to tell you about Jesus) you won't want to miss Tim Sinclair on Thursday. Tim is a radio personality on one of the top Christian morning shows in the country, Mornings with Tim and Pam. And now he is an author. His first book, Branded: Sharing Jesus with a Consumer Culture, was just published by Kregel. In the book, Tim points out that the church has been commissioned to go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. To that end, the church spends $1.5 million for every one new follower of Jesus. Yet Apple can sell 26 iPads every minute. Branded is Tim's first hand observations about what makes Apple so exciting and Jesus so boring. In a word: marketing. Jesus is a life-changing product with lousy sales-people who are intimidated and embarrassed by the word "evangelism" and who show more enthusiasm for their gadgets than their God. Good stuff. I look forward to hearing what Tim has to say.
Thursday 9th of June 2011
Don't miss my amazing guest this Thursday. Scott Ginsberg, creator of Hello, My Name Is Scott, is bold about what he believes and YOU have much to learn from his simple strategy. Scott Ginsberg is an author, speaker, artist, mentor, publisher and one smoking hot piece of brain candy. He's delivered 600+ presentations worldwide on identity, approachability, stick-to-itiveness and execution. He never gives the same speech twice. I love his message and his humor. Don't miss this show.
Friday 3rd of June 2011
Welcome to this week's edition of Living Inspired. On Thursday's show we'll hear from two authors. My guest for the first half of the show is a self-published historical author, Tracey Jackson. Tracey has had an interesting publishing journey. We'll talk a little about that and her current release, The Rebel Bride. The second half hour, will feature Pulitzer nominated author (and homeschool mom!), Sibella Giorello. The fifth book in her Raleigh Harmon series, The Mountains Bow Down, released earlier this year and we'll hear about that, as well as what inspires her.
Thursday 26th of May 2011
I'm super excited to introduce you to this week's guest. I had the opportunity to meet Shellie a few weeks ago when I was in Shreveport for a book signing for Beside Still Waters. (There we are below.) She was at another book store across town signing copies of her latest laugh-out-loud book, (get ready, it's a mouth full!) Sue Ellen's Girl Ain't Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy: The Belle of All Things Southern Dishes on Men, Money, and Not Losing Your Midlife Mind! Shellie is not only an author, but also a syndicated columnist and the host of her own radio show (also syndicated), call All Things Southern. Don't miss Thursday's show, Shellie is a total hoot - you will love her.
Thursday 19th of May 2011
I'm looking forward to this week's show. My guest will be the co-author of my latest book, Praying for Your Future Husband, Robin Jones Gunn. This is a topic that is near and dear to our hearts and this project is something we've been thinking about (and praying about) for years. Robin is one of my FAVORITE people and it was such a treat to get to work with my dear friend on this book. So tune in, get ready to laugh and find out why it's important to pray for your future husband (and keep praying for the one you have!).
Thursday 12th of May 2011
I'm thrilled to be interviewing Eric and Leslie this week, my daughter is a HUGE fan of their books. We'll be chatting about their amazing love-story, their children and heart for orphans. We'll also talk about their books and their mentoring program through Ellerslie. The Ludy's will share tips on how parents can help their young adult children grow in the relationship with Christ and prepare them for their future marriages and ministry. Thursday's show is not to be missed!
Thursday 5th of May 2011
Join me on Thursday when I'll be interviewing Nancy Williams, author of Secrets to Parenting Your Adult Children, and political-suspense author, Jeanette Windle. Nancy and I will be chatting about helping your kids make that transition out of the nest and onto the next phase of their life. Jeanette is an amazing researcher and a master story-teller - her 'ripped from the headlines' novels grip and touch the hearts of people world-wide. So be sure to tun in at 3 pm CST and be sure to leave a comment on this post for your chance win a copy of both authors books.
Thursday 28th of April 2011
Don't miss this week's show. My guest will be talented author Erin Healy. Erin is an award-winning fiction editorwho has worked with talented novelists such as Frank Peretti, Lisa Samson, Ted Dekker, and many more. After editing twelve of Dekker's heart-pounding stories, they decided to collaberate on a series of novels, the first of which, Kiss, was the first novel to seat her on “the other side of the desk. Erin is also the owner of WordWright Editorial Services, a consulting firm specializing in fiction book development. She lives with her family in Colorado.
Thursday 21st of April 2011
I'm super excited about this week's show with Sheila and Abby. Both are passionate about things that are near and dear to my heart: tweens and pro-life advocacy. Don't miss a minute of this week's show. (Abby couldn't make it and will be rescheduled for this summer. Tricia shares her teen testimony.)
Thursday 14th of April 2011
I'm so excited to have my friends, the Eash's on the show this week. My new book, Beside Still Waters is loosely based on events in their lives. I can't wait for you to meet them. Today we'll be talking about the book, the stories behind the story, the Amish community in Montana, and their Amish heritage. I'll be giving away a few copies of the book, so be sure to leave a comment on this post for a chance to win one. (Don't forget your email address!) And be sure to catch Suzanne Woods Fisher's show, Amish Wisdom (she's on right after Living Inspired) she'll be interviewing all of us about the book, what it was like working together, and what we learned in the process. I'll also get to chat a bit about my next non-fiction release, Praying For Your Future Husband.
Thursday 7th of April 2011
Thursday the 7th is John and I's wedding anniversary. I thought it would be fun to have him on the show and talk about marriage, parenting, & life. :) Have a question for us? Email it to or leave it on this post.
Thursday 31st of March 2011
Don't miss this week's show! Guest Matt Bell will be on talking about his latest book, Money & Marriage. Whether your newly engaged or just celebrated your 30th wedding anniversary, you'll learn something about finances and marital bliss from Matt!
Thursday 24th of March 2011
I'm excited to have my good friend Cara on the show this week. We'll be chatting about her new books and how she balances writing, family and her career as an attorney. We'll also be talking about Cara's miscarriage and how she got through that difficult time.
Thursday 17th of March 2011
Don't miss Thursdays' show, I'll be chatting with speaker and author Keri Wyatt Kent about her new book, Deeper Into the Word: Reflections on 100 Words from the New Testament.
Thursday 10th of March 2011
Rick Tunis is a seasoned pastor, international speaker, and founder of Bread of Life International. He has shared his passion for famine relief with CBS Evening News, Charisma magazine, and as a guest on Daystar’s television program “Celebration.” He earned a B.A. in biblical studies from Southern California College and an M.F.A. from Columbia University. He is currently working toward his M.Div. with Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.
Monday 28th of February 2011
Don't miss Thursday's show with the fabulous Anita Lustrea. Anita is the co-host of Moody's Midday Connection. We'll be chatting about her new book, What Women Tell Me. Should be a fascinating interview.
Thursday 24th of February 2011
I'm thrilled to be chatting with this week's guest and my good friend, Lisa Bergren. Lisa is the author of the popular God Gave Us series. We'll be chatting (and catching up) about Lisa's most recent releases God Gave Us the World and also her recent YA fiction novel, Waterfall.
Thursday 17th of February 2011
I'm so excited to have my close friend Joanna Weaver on the show this week. Joanna is the beloved author of Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World and Having a Mary Spririt. We'll be chatting about her new book, Lazarus Awakening - dont' miss the show. You will love Joanna's funny sense of humor and sassy spirit.
Thursday 3rd of February 2011
I'm excited to have my friend and fellow author Judy Baer on the show this week. Judy has written over 70 books (wow - now that is something to aspire to!) and we'll be talking about the highs and lows of a writer's life. Judy is a lovely woman - don't miss Thursday's show.
Monday 24th of January 2011
I'm thrilled to have my friend and fellow novelist on the show this week. Robin has written over sixty (WOW!) novels. We'll be talking about conflict and hope in writing and in life. Robin is just beginning chemo after finding out she has cancer. She is an inspiration to me and I know she will be to you too. Don't miss Thursday's show.
Monday 17th of January 2011
Don't miss Thursday's interview with my guest Marcia Washburn. We'll be discussing how to successfully 'build tomorrow's generation' today through how we parent and school our children. If you're a parent you won't want to miss this show. Tune in on Thursday at 3:00 PM Central.
Thursday 13th of January 2011
This week we'll be talking about love and marraige with my guest, author Dr. Emerson Eggerichs. Dr. Eggerichs will be sharing wisdom from his latest release, Love and Respect for a Lifetime. Be sure to tune in Thursday at 3:00 PM Central.
Thursday 6th of January 2011
Welcome to 2011! I'm super excited about the guests we'll be interviewing this year. The schedule is being finalized and we'll publish that soon. My guest this week is Bo Caldwell. She is the author of The Distant Land of My Father, and the granddaughter of missionaries in Shanghai, China. We'll be talking about her latest book, City of Tranquil Light, a novel about a young couple whose marriage and faith are put to the test in revolutionary China. Bo has based this book on her grandparents. Fascinating.
Thursday 16th of December 2010
This week's guest is Amy Lively who invites 8o or so neighbors into her home each week for coffee! She realized that she could teach people how to do engage their own neighbors and launched The Neighborhood Cafe.
Thursday 9th of December 2010
I'm looking forward to sharing my guest with you on Thursday. Kim has an amazing story of 'overcoming the odds". When Kim Hamilton rose to fame, she was anything but a typical world-class gymnast. She wasn’t white, she didn’t come from a middle-class family, and she was tall for a gymnast. But facing those obstacles was nothing compared to the challenges she faced at home. There, she tumbled in a secret world filled with drugs, violence, and financial strain. She met Unfavorable Odds but found hope by persevering through the pain. Don't miss Kim this Thursday at 3:00 CST!
Thursday 2nd of December 2010
You won't want to miss this week's interview with the inspirational and best-selling author of over thirty books - Randy Alcorn. Randy will be talking about his new book The Goodness of God. He and the good folks over at Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group are providing 5 copies to give away during the show, as well as Randy's If God is Good Study Guide. Just leave a comment on the show post here to win a copy of both!
Thursday 18th of November 2010
I'm excited to chat about time management with return guest Cindi Ferrini. If you didn't catch Cindi's first interview about raising kids with special needs, you can listen to that here. Thursday we'll be chatting about time management (just in time for the bustling holiday season!). We'll hear about Cindi's great resource, Get It Together, and I'll share a few of my own tips for managing your time in a way that makes sense for you and your family.
Thursday 11th of November 2010
I'm excited to chatting with Jill Hart. Jill is an author, stay-at-home-mompreneur, radio show host, and blogger. She'll be sharing tons of tips for those of us who work and home and LOVE it!
Thursday 4th of November 2010
I can't wait to chat with this week's amazing guest. Christine Jeske will be talking about how to motivate people wherever they are in the world to tackle the real challenges around them, not to avoid them. What she calls moving “into the mud.” We'll also be talking about how we, as a church, have much to learn from people in the developing world. Those brothers and sisters are an integral part of Christ’s body and we need to be willing to let them teach us, not focus so much on trying to 'fix' them. I know this will be a fascinating interview - don't miss it Thursday at 3:00 PM Central.
Thursday 21st of October 2010
Don't miss Thursday's Living Inspired interview with the fascinating Ted Kluck. He is the co-author of Why We’re Not Emergent and author of Facing Tyson, 15 Stories, Paper Tiger and Game Time. We'll be chatting about his newest release, Hello, I Love You, which tells the tale of adopting two boys from the Ukraine.
Thursday 14th of October 2010
The world has overlooked and/or seriously underestimated the grief a mother incurs when she places her child for adoption, but God holds these women dear to His heart and His desire is for them to know and understand that fact. Adoption agencies across the country offer post-adoption counseling but many women are too heartbroken to continue the counseling once they give birth. Cynthia is the author of Restorative Grief, and she understands all too well as she also is a birthmother that was too heartbroken to continue counseling. She decided instead to ask Jesus to walk her through it, to be her all-knowing Counselor. While her pain was at some points unbearable, with God, she emerged on the other side of adoption more complete than she had ever been.
Thursday 7th of October 2010
Don't miss this Thursday's show. I'm interviewing the lovely Jill Savage. Jill is a wife, mom of five, and the founder and CEO of Hearts at Home, an organization that encourages, educates and equips moms of all ages and stages of motherhood. We'll be talking about her new book, Living With Less So Your Family Has More.
Thursday 30th of September 2010
I'm so excited to have my co-author from Life, In Spite of Me on Thursday's show. Kristen has shared her story on Oprah, the 700 Club, and all across the country. Her Reaching You Ministries is a vital outreach to those considering suicide. Don't miss this show!
Thursday 23rd of September 2010
Don't miss Thursday's show! It's life changing. I'll be interviewing Nicole Braddock Bromley and her mother Cindy Stiverson. One day when Nicloe was a late teen, she and her mother were in the car headed to town. Nicole felt compelled to finally tell her mother the truth. Her step-father had been sexually abusing her throughout her entire childhood. Nicole and her mother, Cindy Stiverson will be talking about how they picked up the pieces, their path to healing and the amazing work Nicole is doing now to fight sexual abuse, molestation and human trafficking.
Thursday 16th of September 2010
This week on on Living Inspired: Linda DeYmaz I'll be interviewing children's book, author Linda DeYmaz, this week. She has a special story and I can't wait for you to hear it!
Thursday 9th of September 2010
Don't miss this week's show, I'll be chatting with talented author Julie Lessman. Julie will be talking about family, writing and Julie's latest book, A Hope Undaunted.
Thursday 2nd of September 2010
I have two fabulous guests this week. The first half hour we'll meet Mary Ann Kirkby, author of I Am Hutterite.The second half hour we'll be chatting with Dallas Woodburn, a young woman who started a literacy non-profit for children called Write On Books.
Thursday 26th of August 2010
Join me this week as I interview author Deb Kalmbach who writes about living with an alcoholic spouse. We'll hear her touching story as she found the grace to love her husband through his illness and how her husband was able to stop drinking. Don't miss Deb's redemptive story of the power of forgiveness.
Thursday 19th of August 2010
Don't miss this week's show with homeschool maven Amanda Bennett! She has written over sixty homeschool curriculums and is perhaps busier than even I am. (Is that possible?) Plus she's a total hoot! Hear how she got started homeschooling, how she made it her business and learn a little about the woman behind the whirlwind who is Amanda Bennett!
Thursday 12th of August 2010
This week on Living Inspired: Cheryl Ricker I'm thrilled to have my friend Cheryl Ricker on this week. Her beautiful book of poetry, A Friend in the Storm, has just been published by Zondervan. We'll be chatting about poetry, family and life.
Thursday 22nd of July 2010
Don't miss Thursday's show. My guest is a dear friend who has an amazing testimony of how God uses the difficult things in our life for His good. One night when her husband was gone at a late night meeting, a man broke into Heather's house and raped her while her children slept in their bedrooms. She became pregnant as a result and decided to keep the baby. Don't miss Heather's incredible story of redemption and freedom of forgiveness.
Monday 19th of July 2010
Please join me on Thursday as we chat about raising children with special needs. My guests, Maureen and Cynthia are both authors and amazing moms. Come be encouraged by their stories.
Thursday 8th of July 2010
Angela Harris is the author of "Dance in the Rain: His Joy Comes in the Mourning" - a journal and bible study on death and dying. Angela's testimony is a powerful tribute to the redemption God offers us and the forgiveness that frees us. She was born with a birth defect called Spina Bifida. Dr's doubted she would live,let alone walk, talk, or have a normal life. She also suffered physical and sexual abuse during her childhood by her outwardly appearing "Christian, Church-attending" family. By God's mercy she came to know the true saving grace of Jesus as a young adult trying to comprehend her difficult situation. Despite the dire medical predictions and an abusive past, God has blessed her with a full life. Today she possesses both physical and mental health, as well as a wonderful husband and two children whom she was told she'd never have.
Thursday 1st of July 2010
I'm so excited about our guest this week. Kim is an amazing woman whose family was featured on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Kim is also an author and she and her teen-age daughter, Kayla, just landed a writing contract for a series of books they will co-write together. Cool!
Thursday 24th of June 2010
Join me on Thursday as a I chat with fellow Montana author (oh, I guess now that I live in Arkansas, I can't refer to myself as a "Montana" author anymore - boo!) and friend Rebecca Ondov. Rebecca embarked on her writing career in an interesting way - don't miss Thursday's interview at 3:00PM Central.
Friday 18th of June 2010
Join me on Thursday as I chat with beloved author Diann Mills. We'll hear about her work in Africa and all about her latest books. She is a wonderful and prolific writer. She also has a bit of a Cinderella story. I hope I can coax her into talking about how she and her husband met. GREAT story!
Friday 4th of June 2010
This week we'll be hearing about author Susie Larson's work to fight human trafficking. Did you know there are more slaves today than at any other time in history? Hard to believe that startling statistic is true. What's worse is that it is happening right here in America. Join me on Thursday at 3:00 PM Central as Susie shares stories of tragedy as well as stories of hope and healing.
Thursday 27th of May 2010
Join me on Thursday as I chat with my friend Mary DeMuth! Mary is a GREAT writer with a passion for helping others both heal from their past hurts and achieve their dreams. Mary will be sharing with us about her latest release, Thin Places. And we'll also be talking about what has Inspired her to make changes in her life.
Thursday 6th of May 2010
Don't miss our guest on Thursday - talented author Suzanne Woods Fisher. Suzanne is currently the only SWFauthor writing both fiction/non-fiction Amish books.She has a ten book contract - wow. That's huge. :) Suzanne also has her own show here on Toginet - Amish Wisdom on Thursdays right after my show - 4:00 pm Central! Besides talking about writing Amish books (I too am writing a three book Amish series) we'll be chatting about Hong Kong and Guide dog puppies. Hmmm.... the Amish, Hong Kong and puppies. Sounds a little random - don't miss this one. :)
Thursday 29th of April 2010
Join me on Thursday as Rebecca and I chat about all things MARRIAGE! Dr. Rebecca Price Janney is a theologically trained historian and the author of 18 books including Who Goes There: A Cultural History of Heaven and Hell, Great Women in American History, Great Stories in American History, Harriet Tubman, and two young adult series as well as hundreds of articles in magazines and newspapers.
Thursday 22nd of April 2010
I'm excited to be chatting with my dear friend Marlo on Thursday! We'll be talking about infertillity, writing, family, and more! Don't miss the show!
Friday 16th of April 2010
I'm thrilled to be chatting with this week's guest, Jason Rovenstine. He is the creative director at Summerside Press. He is also an amazing man, dad & husband with an incredible story to share with us. Don't miss this interview
Friday 9th of April 2010
I'm excited to be connecting with my friend Kristin on Thursday. Kristin is an amazing woman ... and I think she knows EVERYBODY. Wow - the circles she travels in. :) Kristin will be sharing a bit about her story, her life and her new book, Imagine Being. Don't miss Kristin's unique approach to life on this Thursday's Living Inspired!
Friday 2nd of April 2010
Karen Ball has always loved stories. She considers it a gift that for the last twenty-five-plus years she's been able, both as an author and an editor, to use that love to bring wonderful novels to readers. Also hear Karen's personal story of how she and her husband struggled through a difficult marriage and God transformed their marriage!
Thursday 25th of March 2010
Please join me on Thursday as Liz shares what she's learned about being a mother-in-law. We'll also hear about the latest book/s from this prolific and wonderful writer.
Thursday 18th of March 2010
Join guest host Mary Byers as she interviews guest Mary Ostyn - she'll be sharing about two of my favorite topics: adoption and Mary food! Yeah! Mary Ostyn is a mother of 10 children (6 of which are adopted) and author of Family Feasts for $75 a Week and A Sane Woman’s Guide to Raising a Large Family. Don't miss this great segment!
Thursday 11th of March 2010
Join me for Living Inspired as I chat with my friend and fabulous author, Kathi Macias. Kathi has some amazing stories she'll be sharing with us as well as giving away a copy of two of her books, Beyond Me and How Can I Run a Tight Ship when I’m Surrounded by Loose Cannons.
Thursday 4th of March 2010
Join me this week as I chat with my guest, Stefne Miller, about adoption! I love that my husband and I are in the middle of an adoption and God has worked out the timing of Stefne's segment! Cool!
Friday 26th of February 2010
Join me this week as Kendra and I chat about Kendra's difficult childhood and what it was like for her growing up with an alcoholic father. Kendra will share with us the story behind her books and life. A life, that by God's grace, has been used to impact the lives of many. Live Intentionally! That phrase describes Kendra Smiley’s life and the message she brings to her audiences. Kendra challenges and encourages her listeners to become aware of the many choices in life and to make the next right choice. She has a unique, humorous approach that appeals to listeners of all ages.
Thursday 18th of February 2010
Join us as we chat about overcoming adversity and the tough stuff by allowing God to work in the middle of our mess. Heidi knows first hand how life can break our hearts. After her husband died unexpectedly, God "transformed me from the inside out, and changed my illusion of finding happiness in this world, to delighting and finding joy in Him."
Thursday 11th of February 2010
Tune in Thursday at 3:00 pm CST as I interview Shannon Stewart Ratliff from America's Next Top Model and her husband Matthew. Shannon is best known for her appearance on ANTM's 2005 season. Stewart competed on the first season of America's Next Top Model.
Thursday 4th of February 2010
Tune in this week as I interview Kathy on the tough subject of child abuse. Hear Kathy talk about this tough subject with an insider's perspective. She is a former child abuser. Tall, slim, with flashing blue eyes, this pretty mother of two radiates warmth and compassion. With her trademark teaching, “The 1% Principle,” she inspires her audience to “excel still more” and never give up on God’s ability to create change.
Thursday 28th of January 2010
My guest host and friend, Margaret McSweeney. Margaret hosts her own show on Fridays called Kitchen Chat. Margaret will be interviewing this week's guest, Brittney Thomas Brittney survived one of the nation’s first and deadliest school shootings, Brittney developed an untamed passion for social justice issues across the globe.
Thursday 21st of January 2010
Join me today as I chat with Mary Byer's, author of The Mother Load and How To Say No ... and Live to Tell About It!
Thursday 14th of January 2010
Listen in as Tricia interviews celebrated and award winning author, Robin Jones Gunn. Hear how Robin achieved the dreams God placed on her heart, in His perfect time. Robin shares her love and joy from Nairobi, to Brazil, to Hawaii. You won't want to miss the encouragement and laughs from this humble, God-honoring woman.